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Terry Dunleavy

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Terry Dunleavy is a director of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition and the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), an "international association of scientists, economists and energy and policy experts" whose goal is to provide an alternative forum to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). [1] Dunleavy headed the Wine Institute of New Zealand from 1976 to 1991, has edited the industry magazine "New Zealand WineGrower" since 1997, and was the national co-ordinator of Bluegreens, from 1998 to 2003. [2]

Dunleavy was a speaker at the International Conference on Climate Change (2009) organized by the Heartland Institute think tank. [3]

In 2008, Dunleavy supported a bill to stall New Zealand's climate change emissions trading scheme (ETS), calling for "a royal commission to undertake a detailed and independent review of the science of climate change." He expressed concern at "the horrific costs on New Zealanders implicit in the ETS bill, as well as the restrictions on our lifestyle and the international competitiveness of industries that we rely on for our economic survival." [4]

Dunleavy and the Manhattan Declaration

Dunleavy, through the ICSC, claims that IPCC studies on global climate change "lack scientific integrity." Instead, he offers what he claims is scientifically sound research that supports climate change skepticism. [1]

As a counter to the IPCC reports, Dunleavy co-authored the Manhattan Declaration, or the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change organized by the Heartland Institute think tank. This declaration, nicknamed the "Not the IPCC" report, alleged that "natural causes are very likely to be the dominant cause" of climate change. It concluded that while anthropogenic (human) sources of greenhouse gases may produce some warming, "evidence shows they are not playing a significant role." [5] The validity of the NIPCC report has been questioned by RealClimate, whose scientists have labeled the report "disingenuous and misleading, if not outright dishonest." On their website, they debunk the arguments, chapter by chapter, put forth by the NIPCC. [6]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mission Statement", International Climate Science Coalition Website, accessed February 2009.
  2. "About us," New Zealand Climate Science Coalition website, accessed March 2009.
  3. "Speakers," Heartland Institute website, accessed January 2009.
  4. "Key Could Go Further on ETS Law, Climate Scientists Say," New Zealand Press Association, May 19, 2008.
  5. "Even Skeptics Admit Global Warming is Real", David Biello and John Pavlus, Scientific American, January 2009.
  6. "Not the IPCC (“NIPCC”) Report", Michael Mann and Gavin Schmidt, RealClimate Blog, November 2008.

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